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Black Chocolate Decadence

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

94 comments · 25 · January 10, 2011

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Andre Judd - Vintage Black Structured Leather Jacket, Ac For Fh Baroque Embroidered Bib, Ac For Fh Black Braided Belt Worn As Necklace, Dr. Martens Tartan Lined Bondage Strapped, Protacio Empaces Jr. Narrow Collar Button Down - Black Chocolate Decadence
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  1. vintage black structured leather jacket

    , in Leather Leather Jackets
  2. baroque embroidered bib

    AC for FH

  3. black braided belt worn as necklace

    AC for FH

    , in Necklaces
  4. tartan lined bondage strapped Dr. Martens

    Dr. Martens

  5. narrow collar button down

    Protacio Empaces Jr.

    , in Tops

I love how exquisite the embroidery detailing of the neckpiece is. When worn inside the jacket it gives an impression that it is a whole embroidered top (which i could do)but it was enough to be just a bib since I'm wearing a jacket over it. There is a baroque quality in the bib and this theme extends to the piping of the pocket details of the leather jacket and the curve of the structured curved shoulder. What is even more fun: these swirly patterns resemble chocolate icing on the cake. Yum.

The black braided belt was an added styling detail to minimize the white space of the shirt's collar.


I wore skinnies to highlight the top and its details.

The boots finished the outfit making the look more biker/punk.



photo by Cheka

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Comments (94)

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M C
a million hypes & hearts for bringing BLACK BACK!

superb look sir andre.i totally think it's cool how you've titled each look with food.thus,it makes a salivate with the description.black chocolate indeed.the details of the bib & the belt does add an intricateness & fragility with it's texture & pattern.it does pop out with this structured look.the boots i want.just dunno if i could pull them off.haha.HYPED to the millionth - MC
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Cristina H.
very interesting! the detail put into the bib is extraordinary and i love the overall feel of this look. i like the thought you put into the entire outfit to help highlight and put the emphasis on the top:)
Andre Judd
thank you Tina:)!!!!!!!!!!
Mick Perez
I usually consider a longer jacket to my top, but your leather jacket broke all the rules and looked good. Good job.
Andre Judd
thanks Mick;)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Andre you are awsome!!!! This looks amazing,i love all the textures on your top half and wearing the black skinnys really dose emphasize them. Love the detailing of your bib and those Dr.martens ooooo want some!!

Hyped!!! :D:D
Andre Judd
thanks Daniella:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miguel L.
<3 this so much Andre...I love everything baroque and ornate...I was wondering how can I get a piece like that bib...cuz i live in the US but im going back to the PH in april...:|
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Punky Brewster
YOU ARE CRAZY!! *in all the RIGHT places* lol :D

That crazy details of your so called "bib" is outrageous! Argh! lol

Hype hype hooray!
Andre Judd
heeeheeee heeeeheee thanks:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jaco Fr
The embroidery bib have such a beautiful and almost subtle affect creating more interest. Fantastic thinking on adding the belt, love the braided detail. The Jacket however really completes the Baroque feel!!!!! :):):):):):):)
Andre Judd
thanks |Jaco:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Milet M
This one's my FAVORITE look andre! I love how you were able to combine the bib with your leather jacket. And the bib looks really great! The style is very distinct and exceptional! This look resembles the Classical Baroque style of the French and English court. Fashionable men during that time also wore their hair longer.

HYPED!
Andre Judd
Milet:)!!!! i love your fashion discourse re the inspirations and parallelisms of this look:) merci :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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